Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

Indiana Dunes Trails Open During Social Distancing

     Indiana Dunes National Park’s 50 miles of hiking trails remain open and can provide a safe space for exercise while social distancing and complying with the state’s Shelter-in-Place orders. While all park buildings, including restrooms, are closed until further notice, national park hiking and biking trails, parking lots and most beaches remain open.…

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Friendship Botanic Gardens Remains Open To Members Only

     During these uncertain times and caution of COVID-19, community members are still able to take advantage of the membership benefits at Friendship Botanic Gardens while still following the social distancing guidelines.       Being in nature is good for the mind, body and spirit. While there may be uncertainty in the world right…

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Cancellations & Closings

Please check Back Often, This post Will be Updated Hourly! Coronavirus CANCELLATIONS: Now thru March-22nd Almost Heaven – John Denver Tribute – Munster -Theatre at the Center March 16 – Hoops, Habits and Brackets Fundraiser – Halls of St. George March 17th – Crown Point St Patrick’s Parade – Drive Thru Corned Beef Dinners at…

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Things to do In Merrillville Indiana

Create Art At Busy Bees Art Studio at Southlake Mall Southlake Auto Cruise Nights NwIndiana Symphony Orchestra Concerts at Living Hope Church Seasons Cajun & Southern Cuisine Restaurant and Catering Visit Albanese Candy Factory Visit Hidden Lake Park – Drive Thru Christmas Lights during the Holidays Concerts & Shows at Living Hope Church Shake up…

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Hidden Lake Park

    Hidden Lake Park is open every day from 9:00am to Dusk! Patrons can experience paddleboats, shelters, concessions, softball games, disc golf, fitness trail, playgrounds, fishing, picnic areas, sledding hill and a nice social center. Although there is a nice sized lake with a beautiful fountain, it’s too small for watercrafts. All picnic areas have…

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Things to do in Lowell Indiana

Visit Buckley Homestead Cobe Cup Car Cruise Legend of Sleepy Hollow Interactive Lake County Garden Walk Labor Day Festival Buckley Homestead Fall Festival   FIND OUT MORE! Local Amusement parks Things to do in Hammond Indiana Things to do in Chesterton, Indiana Things to do in Indiana Dunes Park Things to do in Crown Point…

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Founders Square – Portage Indiana

     Founders Square is a new public space located in the heart of the downtown Portage that consists of parkland, a splash pad, and an amphitheater (Indiana American Water Amphitheatre).      Hannah’s Playground at Founders Square was recently constructed and all future Portage events will occur at Founders, including Movies in the Park,…

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Portage Lakefront Riverwalk Park

     Portage Lakefront & Riverwalk Park Riverwalk opened in October 2009 and is drawing some of the largest lakefront traffic in the Region. The park is considered a successful model by which public and private groups reclaimed brownfield space, its riverwalk affords easy access to the lakefront and beach. There also are trails that…

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Things To Do in the Indiana Dunes

Go Camping      The National Park Service is proposing a reservation system for 11 picnic shelters and 34 campsites at Indiana Dunes National Park. A reservation system will allow visitors to plan their camping trips and picnics at the national park up to six months in advance.      Currently, all picnic shelters in the park…

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Dunes Learning Center

     Dunes Learning Center at Camp Good Fellow in Indiana Dunes National Park has education programs to inspire lasting curiosity and stewardship with nature.      Immersed in nature, Dunes Learning Center connects learners of all ages with the natural world through lessons in conservation and sustainability led by professional educators in an outdoor…

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